May 28, 2020 Subject:
we lost it to Disney rip for about 70 years
April 27, 2020 Subject:
Knowledge of the title
Agree most heartedly with the previous review.Know what the meaning is before you make fools of yourselves.An interesting piece of movie history.
April 12, 2020 Subject:
How Deep is a League
Doesn't matter. They were travelling horizontally UNDER the sea in a submersible. More or less circumnavigating the globe.
At no point does Verne suggest that there were 20,000 Leagues of water ABOVE them.
And those who get confused about that probably should stick with Dick and Jane and their dog Spot.
This version is...interesting.
December 31, 2019 Subject:
How deep is a league of water?
(3.452 miles; 5.556 kilometers)
20,000 × 3.452 = 69,040
20,000 leagues = 69,040 miles
20,000 × 5.556 = 111,120 kilometers
• "On land, the league is most commonly defined as three miles, though the length of a mile could vary from place to place & depending on the era."
• "At sea, a league is three nautical miles."
September 24, 2019 Subject:
Sunrays on the coral..... 20.000 leagues under the sea? Hmmm!
I enjoy these old films, where people move like puppets on strings. They need to express with body language what can't be put in words, which is charming in a way, due to simplification.
The naivety of the whole endeavor, filming and story line, the "monster" that can't be hurt with a cannon ball, haha, it's delicious.
The logic is replaced by a fairy tale-like charm over this movie, allowing for an illogical attitude in the captain.
First he's severe and strict, because he's revengeful isn't it? And than he turns soft, turns back to sternness and turns soft again, sending a chest with food and other support for survival of the stranded people on the island. Who think that it's coming from a shipwrecked boat.
I'm not yet at the end of the movie, but I just had to write a review, laughing about how the captain points at the sunrays on the coral at a depth of 20.000 leagues under the sea.
20,000 leagues = 69,040 miles. Hmmmm :)
I enjoy the movie, for its slightly sinister and fairy tale like atmosphere and the rather dramatic classical music, swelling in volume at dramatic moments, in sync with the swell of the sea against the shore of the island.
The seafloor scenery is interesting too, for it must've been footage from the very early days of diving under sea level with a camera.
November 21, 2017 Subject:
is it not original music?
why you say it's recent?
August 23, 2017 Subject:
Nice movie, but maybe not best transfer
August 19, 2006 Subject:
Meanwhile, in India...
By 1916, Hollywood was in full swing enough to make a truly remarkable movie like this one. Not only does it feature the first underwater sequences ever shown in a feature film, but it has a compelling story (based on the Jules Verne novel and well-told), striking cinematography, and amazing special effects for its time. There was obviously a lot of effort and care put into this film, especially when you get to near the end and Captain Nemo begins telling his backstoryââthe film then switches to some elaborate and expensive scenes of Nemo's former life in India, including elaborate sets, exotically-costumed crowds, and battle sequences. This comes at the end of a movie featuring elaborate scenes of sea voyages, underwater photography, a submarine made for the film, and desert island survival sequences. The film holds up extremely well todayââit's one of the most exciting and entertaining early films I've seen. Only one moment will make you even think of snickering, and that's the scene with the giant octopus. The creature itself is silly-looking, but the fact that it was even attempted, and attempted underwater, way back in 1916 is nevertheless impressive. A 1916 Universal film.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
August 15, 2006 Subject:
We thought the music was bad too!
We're working on a new sound track for this movie, wanta help!
someone went to a lot of trouble to produce this "Adventure" petty forward thinking too! (like the Nature girl lost on the island great stuff!) We feel it deserves a new sound and some time!
May 1, 2006 Subject:
Fine movie - awful music
It's the sort of silent movie where they throw up a title every few minutes to tell you what is going to happen. About par for it's time.
But the music slapped onto it... I would hardly call it a "score", someone just dropped a needle on some orchestral recordings. They are obviously recent recordings; I don't seriously believe they are public domain.
April 10, 2006 Subject:
Get yer 615Meg MP4 here: